Metro Weekly

All posts by John Riley

  • Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance Elects New Officers

    The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) of Washington held elections in December for its five executive officers for 2012, as the organization pushes for...

  • Williams Leaving Dupont Main Streets

    The board of Dupont Main Streets, the local nonprofit organization working to promote and preserve the historic nature of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, announced Jan....

  • Report: Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. Expected to Resign; Special Election Would Be Set

    WUSA9.com is reporting that Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. (D-Ward 5) is going to resign from office sometime this week, sources close to the councilmember tell...

  • DCTC vs. Virginia

    The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), a local advocacy group advancing the civil rights of transgender people, has filed a friend of the court brief urging...

  • CAGLCC Names 2012 Board of Directors

    The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC), the local affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, elected a new...

  • Revisiting Violence

    At year's end, the local LGBT community is recovering from a year of violent attacks directed at LGBT individuals, particularly transgender women of color. Beginning...

  • Maryland Falls Short

    Close, but no cigar. Despite large socially conservative Catholic and African-American populations, heavily Democratic Maryland was seen by many at the start of 2011 as...

  • Virginia Discrimination Reinforced

    Virginia's State Board of Social Services voted 5-1 Dec. 14 to approve regulations on adoption that allow state-licensed private adoption and foster care agencies to...

  • Baltimore County Grants Spousal Benefits

    Baltimore County's Health Care Review Committee on Dec. 15 approved the county executive's recommendation to extend benefits to legally married county employees in same-sex relationships,...

  • Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance Sets Agenda

    The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C. (GLAA), a nonpartisan political organization for the LGBT community and the oldest continuously operating one of...

  • Furr Update

    The U.S. government's case against Kenneth Furr, the Metropolitan Police Department officer who allegedly shot at a group of five people in a car, including...

  • HRC Releases 2012 CEI UPDATED

    In the D.C. area, LGBT-friendly corporate practices aren't just a sop to appease a special interest group. Rather, local businesses say it's a bargaining chip...

  • Transgender Woman Stabbed

    A 56-year-old transgender woman was stabbed while at a house in Northeast D.C.'s Kingman Park neighborhood at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, marking the...

  • First Runner-Up: Kory Davis

    As far as Kory Davis is concerned, life's all about openness and honesty. The frank, outgoing 25-year-old tells it like it is. ''I just speak...

  • Making a Clean Break

    Despite a controversial walk-up to the passage of D.C. marriage equality in 2009, a recently introduced bill before the City Council that would permit same-sex...